Event Measurement

Edinburgh Cup event measurement support 

Edinburgh Cup 2018Information from Edinburgh Cup Official Measurer – Paul Manning

21/5/2018 Event measurement update from Paul
Dear Edinburgh Cup competitors

Along with regular class rule checks such as deck chocks and measurement bands, I will be checking the safety equipment of the boats as per class rule 11. Please ensure you check your equipment in advance of the regatta and I look forward to catching up with you all soon. As ever, if you have any questions, please drop me a line.


Firstly, if you have any questions, please ask!

As I’m sure you are all aware, measurement forms an important part of an equipment controlled class such as the International Dragon and I have been invited by the British Dragon Association to be the Official Measurer for the Edinburgh Cup.

As such, I thought it would be helpful to write down a few notes to competitors in order to ensure measurement can be carried out efficiently and with a minimum of anxiety.

1.            Measurement Form & Measurement Certificate

Please remember to bring your Measurement certificate  The checks I will be carrying out may require sight of this document and you will need it for registration.

2.            Sponsorship/Advertising Decal

As a successful class, the International Dragon is fortunate to attract a number of class and event sponsors.

Please note that any and ALL previous event sponsor stickers must be removed.  The ONLY stickers that are permitted, at any time, are those relevant to the current regatta, and then only if supplied by the Organising Authority at that regatta.

Often these stickers can be more difficult to remove than you expect and it’s advisable to remove them in advance of your arrival.

3.            Personal Floatation Device

Please note it is every competitor’s responsibility to ensure their PFD complies with the relevant rules.

Random inspection of PFD’s during the event may take place but this does not alleviate a competitor of their responsibility.

Equipment for checking class rule compliance will be available for competitors to check their PFD throughout the duration of the event

3.            Event Measurement
Firstly, please can I ask you to ensure you contact me (07843 269353) in order to carry out measurement.

Saturday 30h June– I will be based on Haldon Pier, Torquay Harbour. Please find me, or phone me.

Sunday 1st  & Monday 2nd – measurement will be undertaken around the sailing schedule.

Please note ALL measurement must be completed by 1800 Monday 2nd July

3.            Event Measurement Procedure
The following may form part of the Event Measurement Procedure prior to racing and daily post-race random checking. Other checks may also be carried out.

1.            Mast mark conforms
2.            Forestay mark conforms
3.            Mast has measurement plaque
4.            Deck chocks fitted
5.            Measurement bands in place
6.            Spinnaker pole length
7.            Sails certified
8.            Echo Sounders are not permitted for the South West Championships or the Edinburg Cup. Please can I therefore remind all competitors to ensure echo sounders are disabled for both events
9.            Safety equipment forms an important part of class rules and may form part of the inspection process. Please ensure you check that you are carry the required equipment under class rule 11.
I will be checking rule compliance with 11.10.1 and 11.10.2, so please have these items available for inspection.

For Measurement Queries and further information please contact:

Edinburgh Cup Official Measurer – Paul Manning

m:   07843 269353
e:    paulsmanning01@gmail.com 

Paul Manning is a UK based class measurer for the International Dragon and the Olympic Finn. Most of his work is fundamental measurement of new Petticrows boats but I he also been involved in a number of Weymouth Olympic class World Cup events as well as being the Finn Class’ National Technical Officer for the 2012 Olympic Sailing event. Paul was Official Measurer at the Edinburgh Cup in 2017 in Cowes. He has occasionally raced Dragons at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, his home club, as well as competing in a few international championships. Paul is also the international secretary for the Musto Skiff class.